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- Despite the ongoing pandemic, many travelers are looking to book warm and sunny escapes to Florida.
- According to experts, private Airbnbs are a safer option than hotels right now.
- We gathered a list of top-rated Airbnbs across major destinations in Florida.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Sunshine State continues to eagerly welcome visitors since lifting most of its travel restrictions. And while many travelers are thirsting for a warm-weather escape or a trip to the beach, most vacationers have safety as a top priority right now.
Although vaccine rollouts have started, there is still no firm guarantee when it comes to travel safety. It’s crucial to follow guidelines and advice from organizations such as the CDC and WHO, and practice safety measures including wearing a mask, washing your hands, and maintaining social distancing. This is especially true when visiting popular and potential hotspot areas like Miami, which recently started enforcing curfews to curb crowds.
However, if you are considering a closer-to-home getaway or even a staycation, it’s worth noting that experts say private Airbnbs are likely safer than hotels. This is because entire homes with full-size kitchens reduce interactions with others, especially when compared to busy hotel lobbies and elevators. Airbnb also announced rigorous new procedures as part of its Enhanced Clean Program that all hosts must now follow.
With pandemic fatigue setting in, vacations within easy driving distances have been on the rise. Florida, in particular, is easily accessible from many American cities and an especially appealing option for East Coasters looking for some sunshine.
You can browse all the best Florida Airbnbs below, or jump directly to a specific area here:
- Best Airbnbs in Miami
- Best Airbnbs in Fort Lauderdale
- Best Airbnbs in Orlando
- Best Airbnbs in Kissimmee
- Best Airbnbs in Key West
- Airbnbs elsewhere in Florida
These are the best Airbnbs in Florida, sorted by area and then price from low to high.
Located near the trendy Brickell neighborhood in Miami, this home is named “La Casita Blanca” by the host for its all-white exteriors. It features modern decor throughout in soothing neutral tones, but here it’s really about enjoying time outside in the stunning and fenced-off yard. In addition to the lush lawn and garden wall, there’s a cute eating nook and lounge chairs for relaxing and soaking up some sunshine.
When you’re ready to cool off, dive into the kidney-shaped pool featuring dolphin mosaic tiles. However, keep in mind that while this is a guest house that’s completely separate, the yard and pool are shared with the main house nearby.
This home has wide availability starting at the end of June.
Cozy home in Miami, $143
Unlike many other Miami listings, this property offers the chance to stay in a house rather than an apartment. For this listing, it’s all in the details. The bright blue “Eat” sign in the kitchen matches blue accents that appear across the home, right down to the bowls in the cabinet. Beach towels, an umbrella, and beach blankets are provided, and a travel crib is also available for new parents.
Many reviewers cite the outdoor space as an advantage, specifically noting the various decks, grill, and even an outdoor garden as top features. One reviewer called the yard “gloriously tropical and serene; the photos simply don’t do it justice.”
The full-sized kitchen and washer/dryer make it a great fit for a week-long stay, and it’s walking distance to Midtown Miami and the Design District.
This home still has some dates in April and has plenty of availability from May onward.
Contemporary studio with views in Miami, $210
Rated five stars for communication, check-in, and location, the apartment’s Superhost thinks of even the smallest of details, including a bottle of champagne upon arrival.
The apartment has a refreshingly clean, simple, and elegant feel with clear dining chairs, a small writing desk, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests also have access to a pool, hot tub, and gym, though those facilities may be impacted by COVID.
Coconut Grove is charming and full of shops and restaurants. If you seek the sand, the beach is just a short ride away.
This apartment has some availability starting in May.
Oceanview condo in Miami Beach, $356
Nothing is more pleasing than staying in an Airbnb that feels like a hotel and this property has all the makings of a dream beachfront stay.
The sleek, modern decor is coupled with resort-like amenities such as the pool, gym, and tennis courts, in addition to the prime beach location. It’s also likely cheaper than you’ll find at a nearby hotel in peak season.
This home has good availability over the next few months.
Trendy apartment in Miami, $362
If you’re looking to take advantage of Miami’s vibrant art district, consider a base in vibrant Wynwood. This listing is just a short walk from the revered Wynwood Walls, which are an anchor of the local art scene, surrounded by plenty of shops and restaurants.
The home harbors the same aesthetic of Wynwood itself: young, hip, and trendy. Its four-guest capacity is perfect for small groups (despite only having one bedroom), and the apartment is part of a larger complex with a pool and gym.
This home has wide availability starting in mid-April.
Art-filled condo in downtown Miami, $385
The downtown Miami apartment features sleek white and gray interiors and plenty of contemporary art decking its walls. One serious perk is the huge, private balcony with views of the skyline and Biscayne Bay. King-size beds and a Roman tub for a sumptuous stay, while a dedicated workspace in one of the bedrooms means you can also use this spot as a home base for a working vacation.
A shared gym with a dry sauna, plus a pool area that includes four separate hot tubs are building amenities. Restaurants, shops, and a convenience store are also right downstairs.
This home has good availability starting in May.
Modern apartment near Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, $125
This home is an elegant base in the upscale Colee Hammock neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale. Built in the 1960s, the building was crafted a huge oak tree in the courtyard.
Inside, you’ll find uniquely shaped rooms and minimalistic but updated decor that still has beachy flair via palm-print wallpaper in the white kitchen and a leopard rug in the living area. A private patio adds additional hangout space, complete with a charming hammock.
The property has plenty of availability over the next few months.
Relaxed pad in Fort Lauderdale, $126
The granite kitchen, serene bathroom, and in-unit washer/dryer all make this home a great pick for a week-long stay for up to four guests. The interiors are thoroughly modern with a tile backsplash in the kitchen, a long kitchen island that doubles as a bar with black stools, and uniquely tiled flooring in the bedroom.
Past guests praise the shower as the highlight, with one describing it as “a dream shower with great pressure.” The fenced-in pool is shared only between three units, so it’s easier to maintain social distance than at a larger complex. There’s also a backyard with a pool, grill, and lounge chairs.
This home still has scattered dates open, with more days opening up in May.
Beach house with private pool in Fort Lauderdale, $235
This contemporary house is right near the beach and is especially ideal for families. It features plenty of space for spreading out and one room with Twin-size beds that’s just right for kids. The open-concept living area includes a media console and comfy couch for at-home movie nights, and the modern kitchen is great for enjoying meals in.
Large sliding glass doors lead to a fenced-in yard with a private pool and huge patio area that includes a gas grill. If you’re driving here, you’ll especially enjoy that this home has a driveway for free and easy parking.
The property still has some availability during the months of May, June, and August but is booking up fast.
Palm Beach-style apartment in Orlando, $95
Get a taste of vintage Florida charm in this high-end kitsch space with bright colors everywhere you look. A light blue couch is accented by pink floral pillows, while an egg chair in the corner and turquoise stools are equally eye-catching seating options.
This listing is especially ideal for couples looking for a quirky and fun stay. It’s located in Winter Park just outside downtown Orlando, making it great for nights out enjoying the dining and nightlife scene of the area. But if the beach is on your radar, the apartment also provides complimentary beach essentials for you to use during your stay.
There are still scattered dates in April and May with a wide-open calendar starting in June.
Condo with pool near Disney Springs in Orlando, $110
You won’t have to worry about traveling too far to hit the theme parks at this condo that’s just one mile from Disney Springs.
This place is packed with great family amenities, including a shared, on-site pool. The apartment itself features a private hot tub, bunk beds for the kids tucked in the hall, and a plush King-size bed for parents in the bedroom. Contemporary decor, like an elegant gray couch, glass dining table, and pop art pieces, add an upscale feel. There’s even a small balcony for enjoying the view.
Located in a gated community, availability is good starting in April.
Huge townhouse with a private pool in Orlando, $231
This an appealing listing for numerous reasons, especially for large families or pods of friends traveling together. The interiors are sophisticated with leather sofas earth-toned accents throughout.
But it has a playful side too, with some of the bedrooms including Star Wars and Disney motifs that kids will surely love. Another major draw here is the private pool, ideal for a lazy day at home or cooling off after a busy day at the parks.
Lake Buena Vista and all its attractions are right at your fingertips making this listing’s location an equally attractive reason to book.
There’s scattered availability over the next few months, with full availability starting in August.
Spacious townhouse for Disney families in Kissimmee, $186
This huge, five-bedroom townhouse is only five miles from Walt Disney World. It’s well-equipped with a full-sized kitchen and themed bedrooms for the kids or kids at heart, decked out in full Disney paraphernalia.
When you inevitably tire out from the theme parks, retreat to this cozy space or take a dip in the community’s on-site pool. However, it’s worth checking with the host on if the space is currently open.
This home still has good availability over the next few months.
Harry Potter-inspired home in Kissimmee, $368
Harry Potter fans, we’ve found the ultimate house for a future visit to Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Just a 10-minute drive to the theme park, every inch of this home is covered in Hogwarts nostalgia and can accommodate up to 13 wizards or muggles with five themed bedrooms.
One reviewer raves: “This place is simply one of a kind, location is great and the communication with Sofi was outstanding. Despite having nine guests nobody felt cramped and all which is a testament to how well the property is designed. This is the Gold standard for being a host.”
This home still has some availability in April, with more dates open in May and beyond.
Studio near Duval in Key West, $135
This cozy apartment is small but expertly laid out to maximize space. It includes a comfy Queen-size bed, a full kitchen with modern granite countertops, a separate dining area, and an oversized wardrobe for easy unpacking. It even has a small, furnished deck that’s an ideal spot for your morning coffee.
This home’s best amenity is its location. Found just a block from Duval Street, the lively main drag, you’ll be close to many of Key West’s top attractions. As an added bonus, it also comes with a free and private parking spot.
This spot is popular, but has a few scattered dates open over the next few months.
Sailing yacht in Key West, $220
For a truly unique stay, consider this spacious sailing yacht. The ship is more spacious than you might think, with three full bedrooms that feature a Queen, Full, and Twin beds.
The vintage Mason boat is decked out in midcentury modern furnishings with fun turquoise accents and wood trim. Enjoy a meal with a view in the cozy eating nook that features big windows. There’s a four-burner gas stove, an oven, and a refrigerator and freezer in addition to a grill for making meals onboard.
When you’re ready to enjoy the ocean, just hop right into the water.
This boat has a few open dates in May and June, with more dates opening up starting in July.
Resort-style apartment in Key Largo, $324
The idyllic Florida Keys are known for remote scenery and relaxed vibes, and this property makes it easy to savor both. The apartment is actually part of a beach resort with breathtaking views, beach access, a great pool and hot tub, as well as tennis courts, though you should confirm their operation with the host before booking.
It’s newer to Airbnb so reviews are limited, but the resort itself has an 8.0 rating on Booking. Aside from the basics, the resort also offers many perks, such as a poolside bar, an on-site restaurant, decks for fishing and boating, and grills.
The apartment itself has a modern kitchen with high-end appliances, and includes beachy details like starfish lamps, palm leaf-patterned bedding, and ocean-themed artwork.
This home has availability starting in May.
Chic apartment in Tampa, $161
Hardwood floors, a gorgeous kitchen, and minimalist lighting — you might want to live here. This apartment fit for four people is sophisticated and includes amenities like a lovely balcony, community pool, gym, and grill, and the host recently noted that the pool is now open for guests, though the gym and some other amenities remain closed until further notice.
It’s also a quick five-minute drive to downtown Tampa. If this home gets snatched up, the Superhost also lists some other beautiful properties around Tampa.
This home still has a few openings in April and more dates open starting in May.
Beachy condo in Panama City Beach, $228
Panama City has long been the epicenter of spring break activity in Florida, but lately its turned its party reputation around and become a quieter destination for families, too. In line with that, this picturesque beach house promises to be far more peaceful than you might expect of PC.
Drink your morning coffee while gazing out at the ocean from the waterfront balcony, or grab an appropriately-spaced chair by the beach or pool. With a King-sized bed and bunk beds, it accommodates up to six guests and would be great for families or small groups.
This home is popular and largely booked up, but still has a few scattered dates in April.
Quaint studio in Sarasota, $252
This cute and cozy Sarasota home has all the makings of a tranquil couple’s weekend. Facing the Gulf of Mexico, the waterfront studio comes complete with the necessary items to relax and escape, such as a deck dotted with beach chairs, chaise lounges on the water, and even complimentary housekeeping, if you want to request it.
While it does have a full kitchen, the apartment isn’t huge, so it’s best for couples or solo travelers.
This home has good availability over the next few months.
Sleek luxury condo in Hollywood, $292
With a minimalistic kitchen and waterfront terrace, this condo embraces luxury with hotel-like perks such as an inviting pool, hot tub, gym, and tennis court. It’s directly on the beach, making it easy to maximize your time on the sand. Best for couples, it houses up to two guests.
Decor is stylish but inviting, with neutral furnishings accented by beachy and bright photographs. There’s also a small balcony complete with two chairs for enjoying the views.
This home has availability in April, but is booking up quickly for summer.
Waterfront home in Clearwater, $313
This listing is self-described by the host as “the perfect space for a couple” and comes complete with a waterfront view, beach chairs, and the option to rent jet skis and paddle boards.
Time spent on land will also be positive, based on past guest reviews noting the studio’s cleanliness, coziness, and proximity to Clearwater’s shops and restaurants. The studio has a minimalist chic aesthetic with an entirely wooden wall behind the bed, a midcentury modern-style armchair, and wall sconce light fixtures.
This home has good availability over the next few months.